Castrol Edge 0W40, 2013 VW GTI, 5207 miles

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This is Castrol Edge 0W40 API SN made in Germany I bought at Wal-Mart in a 5 quart jug. I posted a UOA from another lab using a VW504 oil on this car earlier this year. VW calls for 10k OCI's no matter the driving conditions. I'm thinking 5K OCI's are really unnecessary for this engine when using a VW 502 oil.
 

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Miles on oil 5207 miles on engine 30116 no oil added aluminum 4 chromium 1 iron 24 copper 1 lead 0 tin 3 moly 1 nickel 0 manganese 0 silver 0 titanium 0 potassium 0 boron 8 silicon 5 sodium 8 calcium 1709 magnesium 448 phosphorus 816 zinc 1027 barium 0 sue @210F 68.1 cST @100C 12.45 flashpoint 435 fuel <.5 antifreeze 0.0 water 0.0 insolubles .2 TBN 5.7
 
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Man, 0W-40 felt like it made my 2.0T sluggish at startup but these UOA's look really good. Now that my wife drives it, I may use it again. She cant feel the difference. GREAT REPORT AND THANKS FOR SHARING.
 

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Originally Posted By: edyvw
Looks better then my M1 0W40 report. Does it feel sluggish compare to 5W30?
I can feel a very, very slight increase in horsepower with the 5W30 that's in my car now. It's not enough to prevent me from using Castrol 0W40 again in the future if I choose to.
 
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Originally Posted By: skyactiv
Originally Posted By: edyvw
Looks better then my M1 0W40 report. Does it feel sluggish compare to 5W30?
I can feel a very, very slight increase in horsepower with the 5W30 that's in my car now. It's not enough to prevent me from using Castrol 0W40 again in the future if I choose to.
Interesting, I always felt clear difference between GC and M1 0W40, and now M1 5W30 and M1 0W40. If this ESP does not prove as 5K oil, I will try Castrol 0W40 too.
 
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